In a new statement, Sakar International Inc, in cooperation with and in accordance with the rules and regulations of the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), announced the voluntary safety recall for the Digital Concepts Compact Travel Charger due to the increased risks of electrocution and electric shock hazards the product poses to consumers.
The recall applies to roughly 48,000 Digital Concepts Compact Travel Chargers that were available through Cobra Digital, Lot-Less, Ocean State Jobbers and RadioShack from January 2011 through February 2012. The chargers are silver colored and can hold two AA or AAA batteries. This recall applies to charger units with item numbers CH-1600S and CH-1600-RS. The recall was initiated when Sakar International discovered that the plastic holding the casing crews could potentially break, allowing the screws to become loose and the casing to separate. If this were to happen, energized components would be exposed and pose electrocution and electric shock hazards to consumers. To date, the company has not gotten any reports of the charger casing separating or of injuries related to this recall.
Consumers are being urged to stop using the chargers at once and to contact the company to receive a free replacement.
As a Harrisburg personal injury lawyer, I’ve seen this type of safety recall before and am aware of the injuries that can occur through the use of defective products. If you’ve sustained an injury through the normal use of a defective product, it could be in your interests to speak with a Lancaster personal injury attorney to learn more about your legal rights as a consumer and the legal options that could possibly be open to you.Tweet